PCS Move-Out Season Tips

PCS moveout season tipsPermanent Change of Station (PCS) move-out season is here for military families, which is typically from the end of May to the beginning of September because the military tends to try to have the families move after school is out for the summer. This can be an exciting time but also requires lots of planning to move out of your home and into another. Since we have Fort Sill Military Base in our city of Lawton, Oklahoma, we have the privilege of assisting military families with offering our deep cleaning services with their homes in preparation of moving out, so we’d like to pass on some tips that we’ve learned along the way.

Concerning deep-cleaning of your home and deposits, there are 2 different ways to go about the move out process with Corvias Military Living in Fort Sill Lawton, Oklahoma:

Option #1– A tenant does nothing and just has Corvias take care of everything related to cleaning and repairs before moving out for one lump sum. We do not know what their policy is in regards to giving deposits back or if they even have to put down a deposit when living on base, but we bring it up so tenants are aware to ask about deposit policies, especially with Voluntary Intra-Base Moves and Off-Post Moves where the service member is responsible for all costs related to moving.

Option #2 –If you choose to take care of the deep-cleaning process of your home in order to move out and ensure your deposit is returned, then follow this helpful checklist:

  • The tenant on Ft. Sill would get their PCS date.
  • Next they would schedule for a moving company to come and pack and/or get their belongings to be shipped to the new base.
  • Then the tenant would try to fix any damages accrued from pets, children, etc.
  • Then the tenant would perform what is called “a move out clean” on the property. For a complete list of what this entails, visit the Corvias Move-Out Guide.
  • Then after the “move out clean” is done, if needed the tenant would have A-Team Carpet Clean come out to the property to take care of multiple services for them with a military discount applied:
    • PCS moveout season tipsClean floor tile and grout
    • Stretch the carpet if there are ripples in the carpet
    • Repair any damages to the carpet
    • Perform a Basic Cleaning or Deep Cleaning to all carpet in the house
    • Remove any red stains (RED REMOVAL PROCESS) that did not come out with the original cleaning & spot treatment
    • Dye (COLOR CORRECTION) any areas on the carpet that have been bleached out from cleaners or spills
    • Provide the tenant/customer with a receipt via email after payment
    • Make sure the tenant/customer is happy with their services

With the second option, the tenant can shop around for vendors and choose what they are going to spend for a service if the service is needed. We hope you find our PCS move-out season tips helpful. All of us at A-Team Carpet Clean would like to thank all active and retired military for their service to our country! 

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A Local Guide to Lawton, Oklahoma

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Hi! We’re The Collins, owners of A-Team Carpet Clean in Lawton, Oklahoma.

As a long-time resident of Lawton, Oklahoma, I know how important it is to find a business where you trust to spend your hard-earned money. As a small business owner I know the importance of supporting our city by shopping local. Over the years, my wife and I have developed working relationships with local folks that are trustworthy, hard-working, and dependable. We hope this local guide to Lawton, Oklahoma will help you on your journey in finding the best-of-the-best in our awesome city – from our perspective at least. Did we forget anyone? Please Contact Us to let us know about your favorite local businesses in Lawton, Oklahoma. If you happen to use any of our recommendations, tell ’em Chris & Krystal Collins of A-Team Carpet Clean sent you!


Best Flower Shop:  A Better Design of Lawton (ask for Joann)

Best Salon:  The Fringe Salon

Best Daycare:  Children of Joy Learning Academy

Best Fresh Homemade Pizza:  Fat Boys Pizza

Best Mexican Restaurant:  Salas Urban Cantina

Best Burgers:  Back Porch Drafthouse

Best Car Hop:  Wayne’s Drive Inn

Best Event Rentals:  Party Productions

Best Veterinarian:  Midtown Animal Hospital

Best Commercial Refrigeration:  Carl’s Commercial Refrigeration (ask for Guy)

Best Flooring Companies:  Lawton Floor Covering, Mel’s Interior Finish, & Cobb’s Floor Covering

Best House Cleaners:  Kingdom Keepers (ask for Micah Johnson) & Sparkling Clean (ask for Paul Pope)

Best Moving Company:  Coleman Moving (ask for Danny)

Best Hotels:  Comfort Suites (ask for Candy) & Candlewood Suites (ask for Melinda)

Best Property Management Companies:

Crossroads Realty (ask for Valeria Key)

Best Apartment Complexes:  Legend Park Apartments & Harland Properties

Best Landscaping:  4D Lawn & Landscape

Best Pest Control:  Environmental Pest Control

Best Tire Shop:  Kasey’s Tire & Auto

Best Internet, Cable, & Phone Service:  Hilliary Communications

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In Loving Memory

Tragedy has struck the A-Team, we have lost our co-worker and friend.

A Team Laura memoryLaura Jean Bush, age 38, passed away on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 at home from unexpected medical complications in Lawton, Oklahoma. Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we try to cope with this loss. Please pray for the family and friends of Laura and especially her young son Kobe during this incredibly difficult time.  Here is a sweet tribute to Laura given from Chris Collins, owner of A-Team Carpet Clean:

“Laura started off as a part-time fill-in back in 2016. She quickly developed a relationship with our customers and I asked her to take over full-time. Laura would make mistakes but always owned and strived to correct them and would keep moving forward. Laura was always on time and a team player, caring, thoughtful, understanding, a solid, great person. She became an extension of my right hand and with her back ground she understood what needed to be done. I could depend on her to be there for us no matter what.

We have been forced to move forward in life without her. I keep a picture of her in my truck so when times get tough I tend to turn to her picture and say a few words to visit and for some reason I feel happier. Maybe knowing someway, somehow my right hand is still around and she hasn’t left me. This picture and others I have around give me a sense of happiness. Laura was that type of person. A person that you could be around and just enjoy a true friendship and conversation with. She is truly missed and loved, but I know she will always be with me.” ~ Chris Collins

Thanks to a supportive group of great people, the family was able to raise $7,760 for her son Kobe through a gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/kobe-bush. We would like to thank our supportive clients who have been so understanding.

Here is a link to her obituary, may our friend rest in peace: http://www.whineryhuddleston.com/obituary/laura-bush?lud=9347A956EC43F0D251FF156D313A2614

RIP Laura

Why Choose A Team Carpet Clean?

We know there are many options to choose from for carpet cleaning in Lawton, Oklahoma. We want to be your ONLY option, so here are 5 reasons why A Team Carpet Clean is the best carpet cleaning company in Comanche County!

  1. Best rated – We are honored to have the most 5-star reviews and be the best rated carpet cleaners in Lawton, Oklahoma according to Google, Yelp, and Facebook! If you would like to submit a review or read what others have to say about their experiences with us, please visit the Reviews page of our website:best carpet cleaning lawton ok
  2. Locally owned – We are proud to be locally owned and operated since 2009 by long-time Lawton residents Chris & Krystal Collins. Know that your hard-earned money stays right here in Lawton, Oklahoma instead of a corporate office in another state.

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    The Collins are long-term residents of Lawton, Oklahoma!
  3. Experienced – Our team has a combined 40 years of experience in the carpet cleaning industry! Our technicians are highly trained, insured, and certified by the IICRC. Visit the Our Team page of our website to learn more about the A-Team, and feel safe knowing one of us will be cleaning your home, and not a stranger.

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    Our team has combined 40 years experience in the industry!
  4. Expertise – In addition to experience and training, we are the Home Cleaning Expert for Expert Beacon and were recently named the Carpet Cleaning & Water Restoration Expert Connection for KSWO Channel 7 News of Lawton! Click here to visit owner Chris Collin’s page on Expert Beacon, and stay tuned for the launch of our new expert connection page on KSWO’s website.

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    Thanks for recognizing owner Chris Collins as an expert in the cleaning industry!
  5. Convenience – We offer a wide range of professional cleaning services including carpet cleaning, carpet repair, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and 24-hour emergency water extraction and water damage repair. Plus it’s super easy to schedule an appointment with us! If you are a returning customer, just visit the Return Customers page on our website to schedule your appointment online. If you are a new customer please call, email, or direct message us on social media and our team will be in touch with you within 24 hours. Visit the Contact page of our website for our digits and such. Thank you!

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    Learn more at http://www.ateamcarpetclean.com!

Summer Specials

If you live in Comanche County of Oklahoma, we hope you take advantage of our summer specials for carpet cleaning, carpet repair, and tile and grout cleaning!

Your family and friends spend more time outdoors during the summertime, which means more of the outdoors comes back inside with them. Your carpet and tiled floors receive more dirty traffic in the summer which means more cleaning! Instead of spending your time cleaning floors all summer, spend it with your loved ones while we do the dirty work. The best part is that you will be saving money by taking advantage of our summer specials available only for folks in Lawton, Oklahoma and surrounding areas of Comanche County.

CLICK HERE for more details about our 3 room move-out special, 4 room deep-clean special, carpet repair special, and tile and grout cleaning special! Hurry because these specials won’t last long. Check out some before and after pics of our work before you go. Happy summer!

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Carpet Cleaning Before and After
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Tile & Grout Cleaning Before and After
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Carpet Repair Before & After